Featured Blog Posts – February 2015 Archive (56)

The Recruitment Battle: 4 reasons why a specialist recruiter is the only option when recruiting technical roles.

Whether you’re a client looking to recruit or a candidate looking to climb another rung on the career ladder, there are an infinite number of approaches you could take to get the job done. So what makes a recruitment consultancy the only option when sourcing your next technical member of staff?

So you’ve recently decided to bring a new member of staff…


Added by Austin Fraser Ltd on February 17, 2015 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

Recruiter's Guide to Inbound Marketing with @mattcharney @willrecruits + @cbrablc

You already know all about the intersection of recruiting and marketing. But leveraging marketing for maximum return on your recruiting results means going beyond just building an employer brand. It means making that brand – and the story behind it – compelling enough to convert passive visitors into qualified candidates.

When warm leads are coming…


Added by Katrina Kibben on February 16, 2015 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Hiring 101: How to Hire Even If You Have No Experience in Hiring

Medium and small businesses don’t always have the dedicated HR staff of large organizations. With that said, recruiting and hiring are often performed by individuals who don’t have the same training and experience as most HR professionals. Even if you’re new to the hiring and recruiting processes, there are tools at your disposal to better your…


Added by Sean Pomeroy on February 16, 2015 at 10:32am — No Comments

Big Data in HR: Are computers better at recruitment?

Accurate personality judgements are essential in social living and many other fields. When talking about personality, we are referring to characteristics or traits that are quite stable and vary between individuals. In personnel selection, personality traits are important predictors for aptitude: sales representatives should be high on extroversion, while accountants should possess an acceptable level of conscientiousness.

A recent…


Added by Falko Brenner on February 16, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

A Recruiting Disruption

There's a neat little discussion over on Quora about whether the recruiting profession is ripe for disruption. One of my favorite people - period - Glenn Gutmacher weighed in with a great comment about recruiting technology and you really should click over and read it.…


Added by Steve Levy on February 15, 2015 at 3:30pm — 8 Comments

B2B vs B2C Sales Recruiting: What are the differences?

source: FreeDigitalPhotos.net

When recruiting for sales positions, many may feel all sales jobs are similar. This is fairly far from the truth, however, as business to business sales (B2B) and business to consumer (B2C) sales are each distinctive. While sales careers often offer the advantage of mobility within one’s career, experts agree it can be difficult to change types of sales careers.

What are the Major Differences between B2B and B2C?



Added by Or Hillel on February 14, 2015 at 12:37pm — 1 Comment

Someone in the office caught your eye lately? Think twice! (or, how what seems a good idea at the time can turn into a nightmare)

Way back when, my since dear departed brother and I worked together in the classified advertising department of one of the UK’s leading quality newspapers. No big deal – except that we were the only two men in a team of twenty. Were we tempted? Read on.

You would think perhaps that faced with such odds it would be hard to resist or avoid some kind of romantic liaison with one of our female colleagues. Indeed the guys from next door in production used to…


Added by Alasdair Murray on February 14, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

How One Award-Winning Employer Keeps its High-Stakes Workplace "Full of Fun"

Police departments and military personnel count on Tactical Electronics' equipment to help defuse bombs and retrieve video in other potentially deadly situations. The people who create that technically sophisticated gear do so with the knowledge that what they build absolutely cannot fail once it's in the field. That makes it all the more impressive that this small employer at the top of Great Rated's…


Added by Kim Peters on February 13, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

Staying in Touch on the Recruiting Trail

When it comes to the job hunt, text messaging is making life a little easier for recruiters and applicants alike. That's right; texting is quickly becoming the communication method of choice in the competitive job market world.

Here are just a few ways job seekers and hiring managers are taking advantage of text messaging during the recruiting…


Added by Dave on February 12, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Snapscore

How to source on the lesser known sites!! Snapscore

Snapscore is a Web 2.0 professional site the attempts to quantify your professional qualifications. Snapscore is known in the community but few have tried to source in it. Well to do this without worry you need go no…


Added by Dean Da Costa on February 12, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of Recruitment Marketing via Facebook

In today’s technology heavy society, it will comes as no surprise to many of you that Facebook has now become one of many ways to advertise and apply for jobs both online and in your local area. While it was probably inevitable – with fan pages and business pages having been a part of Facebook for a few years now – using Facebook as a means of advertising a position within your company is not yet a pain free process.

However it is not all doom and gloom as…


Added by Mike James on February 12, 2015 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Plenty more candidates in the sea: why recruitment is like the dating game

You’re looking for the One. You stalk profiles, send cryptic messages and set up clandestine meetings in the hope of stealing the dream person from someone else.

Hang on, are we talking dating here - or…


Added by Nina Cresswell on February 12, 2015 at 6:17am — 2 Comments

Dear Linkedin: Mayors, Perverts, and Douchebags

[this is the actual message I sent to LinkedIn when reporting this profile this morning]

More, more, more. Every day dear LinkedIn, come a new batch of fake profiles, fake profiles attached to “companies” (like GreyCampus). Why? Likely culling our private information and selling it to other marketers.

Your response? Crickets.

If you need…


Added by Steve Levy on February 11, 2015 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

How To Become A Data Driven Recruiter

Everyone is talking about big data but there aren't enough people talking about how you might actually use that data for anything useful. Slap all the numbers you want in a PowerPoint deck - if it doesn't add up to more money or making your job easier, who cares?

So while the rest of the “thought leaders” are just trying to define big data, we want to share the…


Added by Katrina Kibben on February 11, 2015 at 1:11pm — 3 Comments

Why You Shouldn't Recruit For Charisma In Executive Positions

When hiring the leader of any organization, such as a CEO, one of the desired personality traits that comes up time and time again is “charismatic.” People say that they want a dynamic leader, who can inspire and lead the masses.

But does charisma really lead to success? Is having a dominant personality that others instinctively follow necessarily a good thing?

Jim Collins and his team spent five years indirectly researching what makes a great leader…


Added by Paul Petrone on February 11, 2015 at 9:28am — No Comments

Staffing: What's Love Got To Do With It?

Recently, I had a flash back to the '80s and Tina Turner's song - "What's Love Got to Do With It?", which I found playing on the radio one day while driving.  Appropriate because it is Valentine's Day this week.  As I listened I got a clue into a theme which plays out every day, 365 days a year, not just in February in Staffing/HR Departments across the world.  The concept…


Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 11, 2015 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

The 2015 #Recruitment Hashtag Calendar

The Recruitment Hashtag Calendar, updated for 2015. Maximise your social media reach. Find, connect and engage more candidates.

A great way to find and connect with potential candidates is to get involved in hashtag conversations. HRS have complied a list of active hashtags that will help you connect with both…


Added by Mike Robinson on February 10, 2015 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

What Makes You A Great Recruiter? @levyrecruits

[Before or after you read this missive, be sure to read Derek Zeller's "You're Not Really A Recruiter"]

Can you articulate what makes you a recruiter, let alone a great one? Can you describe to your loved ones exactly what makes you a recruiter?

Great, you…


Added by Steve Levy on February 9, 2015 at 5:00pm — 8 Comments

TGIF? Why Friday is Not the Best Day to Post Job Advertisements

It’s the end of the workweek. Some people in the office leave a little early to get a jumpstart on their weekend plans; some people didn’t even come in because of their flex schedules. Friday for the average professional is a godsend. For job postings on the other hand, the end of the week doesn’t ring the same bell as it should. Fridays were once the ideal time for job postings.…


Added by Raj Sheth on February 9, 2015 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

LinkedIn Search Results Unblurring Tool

If you have hit the new Commercial Use Limit on Search on LinkedIn, your search results screen will look like this - the first few results are shown and the rest are blurred:



Amazingly, the…


Added by Irina Shamaeva on February 7, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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